Along my driveway I have a little cracked concrete area that I originally created for a bench. The funny thing is that I have had just about everything else here but a bench. First I had a decorative wheelbarrow filled with flowers, it was very charming but after a while the wood rotted and I wasn't able to find a replacement. Then recently, a large planter filled with succulents, which looked nice through the cooler weather but didn't really stand up to our increasingly hot summer months.
I finally decided to do what I had originally intended and put a bench here. I found the perfect bench online at Home Depot. It took a while for me to get around to putting it together, not easy for one person alone to do as the pieces were heavy and awkward to deal with, at one point I just sat down and laughed at myself and how incompetent I must look struggling with this thing.
But I got it done and it looks great, so great in fact...
that I ordered another one to replace a rather worn wooden bench I already had in another spot farther down the driveway.
I like the idea that they match and being made of aluminum neither of them will ever rot away or need to be repainted every year.
Visitors to my garden should certainly be able to find a place to sit!
Thank you for visiting.